Inspirational Facade Quotes & Sayings In Life

These facade quotes will inspire you. Facade the principal front of a building, that faces onto a street or open space; or a deceptive outward appearance.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging facade quotes, facade sayings, and facade proverbs.

Best Facade Quotes

  1. “If you look at the buildings, you’ll find that one part looks as if it was designed by one man, and you go around and look at another facade and it looks as if it was designed by another man, you see.” ~ Minoru Yamasaki
  2. “Behind every glorious facade there is always hidden something ugly.” ~ Stanislaw Lem
  3. “People’s personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  4. “It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order – and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order.” ~ Douglas Hofstadter

  5. “Enlightenment is a destructive process. It
    has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the
    crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing
    through the facade of pretense. It’s the
    complete eradication of everything we
    imagined to be true.” ~ Adyashanti
  6. “When did creating a flawless facade become a more vital goal than learning to love the person who lives inside your skin?” ~ Ellen Hopkins
  7. “Be authentic. Don’t try to be someone you aren’t. You’ll hate yourself for it & the effort to maintain the facade will exhaust you. BE REAL! Many won’t like the real you but that’s better than having people adore the person that isn’t you at all” ~ Larry Winget
  8. “All great experience has a guarded entrance and a windowless facade.” ~ Robert Grudin
  9. “People can perfect whatever facade they want, but everyone holds their sins close to their skin.” ~ Jeaniene Frost

  10. “Until we become fully free, we put up a false front, a facade, to others for the purpose of winning the acceptance and approval of others. We behave in accordance with what we think the other one wants rather than by expressing our own real feelings.” ~ Lester Levenson
  11. “After you’ve seen behind the facade of a stage set you can’t take the play seriously anymore. In other words, you can’t go backwards and regain your ignorance, you have to move forward.” ~ Zeena Schreck
  12. “When we reveal ourselves to our partner and find that this brings healing rather than harm, we make an important discovery – that intimate relationship can provide a sanctuary from the world of facades, a sacred space where we can be ourselves, as we are …This kind of unmasking – speaking our truth, sharing our inner struggles, and revealing our raw edges – is sacred activity, which allows two souls to meet and touch more deeply.” ~ John Welwood
  13. “A facade of skyscrapers facing a lake and behind the facade, every type of dubiousness.” ~ E. M. Forster
  14. “We define only out of despair, we must have a formula… to give a facade to the void.” ~ Emile M. Cioran

  15. “It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive – to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  16. “I start to feel like I can’t maintain the facade any longer, that I may just start to show through. And I wish I knew what was wrong. Maybe something about how stupid my whole life is.” ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel
  17. “The unconscious mind is decidedly simple, unaffected, straightforward, and honest. It hasn’t got all of this facade, this veneer of what we call adult culture. It’s rather simple, rather childish It is direct and free.” ~ Milton H. Erickson
  18. “A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance.” ~ Alanis Morissette
  19. “I’ve always felt that if one was going to take seriously this vocation as an artist, you have to get beyond that decorative facade” ~ Anish Kapoor

  20. “Romantic lovers require from each other at least the facade of reason: We desire to be what romantic love makes us appear in the other’s eyes. We want to imagine we are deserving of the love we inspire.” ~ Maggie Gallagher
  21. “The concept of reason itself appears as an artificial attempt to separate intellectual powers from the frustrations, emotions, and accidents which cause events; the concept of reason is viewed as facade to prevent change.” ~ Edward H. Levi
  22. “Sensitive people faced with the prospect of a camera portrait put on a face they think is one they would like to show the world very often what lies behind the facade is rare and more wonderful than the subject knows or dares to believe.” ~ Irving Penn
  23. “We all can relate to people’s weaknesses. We might put up a facade that everything is perfect but none of us are. When we see that weakness in somebody else, we understand or give ourselves a little bit of leeway.” ~ Joel Kinnaman
  24. “It has been aptly said that all Egypt is but the facade of an immense sepulcher.” ~ Amelia B. Edwards

  25. “For more than twenty years by my own work and personal initiative, I have gathered from all the old streets of Vieux Paris photographic plates, 18 x 24 format, artistic documents of the beautiful civil architecture of the 16th to the 19th century: the old hôtels, historic or curious houses, beautiful facades, beautiful doors, beautiful woodwork, door knockers, old fountains This vast artistic and documentary collection is today complete. I can truthfully say that I possess all of Vieux Paris.” ~ Eugene Atget
  26. “I find the greatest songs in the world come out of pain, and I don’t like it! Here’s what it does: It strips away all of your facade. It makes you so honest. It’s cleansing.” ~ Lionel Richie
  27. “Except perhaps to our God, we all have a facade, even to our closest friends; some of us even to ourselves. . . . . It may not be good that we have it, but I don’t believe the state or anyone else has a right to pierce that facade without the individual’s consent.” ~ Melvin Belli
  28. “I always liked the idea that America is a big facade. We are all insects crawling across on the shiny hood of a Cadillac. We’re all looking at the wrapping. But we won’t tear the wrapping to see what lies beneath.” ~ Tom Waits
  29. “It’s not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather our concern must be to live while we’re alive.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

  30. “When my eyes meet his gaze as we’re sitting here staring at each other, time stops. Those eyes are piercing mine, and I can swear at this moment he senses the real me. The one without the attitude, without the facade[…]” ~ Simone Elkeles
  31. “I don’t say that the supposed Civil Rights development is a myth, but it’s a matter of dealing with reality. It’s purely peripheral and, in many cases, it’s just a facade.” ~ Norman Granz
  32. “It’s somehow symbolic of Hollywood that Tara was just a facade, with no rooms inside.” ~ David O. Selznick
  33. “It’s my own personal unconscious that ultimately creates the novel’s aesthetic facade.” ~ Manuel Puig
  34. “It was only literally hours after the wedding when he felt he didn’t have to keep up the facade.” ~ Trisha Goddard

  35. “If, on thinking this, I look up to see if reality can quench my thirst, I see inexpressive facades, inexpressive faces, inexpressive gestures. Stones, bodies, ideas – all dead. All movements are one great standstill. Nothing means anything to me, not because it’s unfamiliar but because I don’t know what it is. The world has slipped away. And in the bottom of my soul – as the only reality of this moment – there’s an intense and invisible grief, a sadness like the sound of someone crying in a dark room.” ~ Fernando Pessoa
  36. “Every time I imagine a garden in an architectural setting, it turns into a magical place. I think of gardens I have seen, that I believe I have seen, that I long to see, surrounded by simple walls, columns, arcades or the facades of buildings – sheltered places of great intimacy where I want to stay for a long time.” ~ Peter Zumthor
  37. “I collect church collapses, recreationally. Did you see the recent one in Sicily? Marvelous! The facade fell on sixty-five grandmothers at a special mass. Was that evil? If so, who did it? If he’s up there, he just loves it, Officer Starling. Typhoid and swans – it all comes from the same place.” ~ Thomas Harris
  38. “Do we loathe our masters behind a facade of love – or do we love them behind a facade of loathing?” ~ Aravind Adiga
  39. “The world is, for the most part, a collective madhouse, and practically everyone, however “normal” his facade, is faking sanity.” ~ John Astin

  40. “I like characters who have strong facades and then have secrets. They have cracks.” ~ Eva Green
  41. “I wonder whether there is such a thing as a sense of individuality. Is it all a facade, covering a deep need to belong? Are we simply pack animals desperately trying to pretend we are not?” ~ Rabih Alameddine
  42. “Men’s greatest weakness is their facade of strength, and women’s greatest strength is their facade of weakness.” ~ Warren Farrell
  43. “Strength is a facade for the proud, weakness is a mask for the lazy.” ~ William James
  44. “Life tears at us and scars us as children so we adopt facades and masks to hide this part of us, to keep this sacred part of ourselves from the pain.” ~ Jon Foreman

  45. “Any action coming out of unconsciousness is sin. The action may look virtuous, but it cannot be. You may create a beautiful facade, a character, a certain virtuousness; you may speak the truth, you may avoid lies; you may try to be moral, and so on and so forth. But if all this is coming from unconsciousness, it is all sin.” ~ Rajneesh
  46. “I’m not trying to imply I can keep up this silent, isolated facade all the time. Sometimes the wall I’ve erected around me comes crumbling down. It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes, before I even realize what’s going on, there I am–naked and defenseless and totally confused. At times like that, I always feel an omen calling out to me, like a dark, omnipresent pool of water. ~page 10” ~ Haruki Murakami
  47. “Symbolism erects a facade of respectability to hide the indecency of dreams.” ~ Mason Cooley
  48. “This morning, as Charlotte approached the brick facade of Hartnett, she found herself overcome with a great sense of dread. It hit her with a strange and sudden force, and she had an overwhelming urge to turn back, get into bed and not go out for about three weeks. She stopped in her tracks. The feeling itself was alarming to Charlotte – was she sensing something? Something dangerous? And was it something supernatural or just middle school? Sometimes it was hard to tell the difference.” ~ Anne Ursu
  49. “I am who I am. There’s no facade. No put-on. And being voted sexiest doesn’t concern me. Maybe that’s the sexy part.” ~ Gerard Way

  50. “At the last, this is what will determine a fulfilling, meaningful life, a life that, behind all the facades, every one of us longs to live: gratitude for the blessings that expresses itself by becoming the blessing.” ~ Ann Voskamp , Facade quotes life
  51. “I think space, architectural space, is my thing. It’s not about facade, elevation, making image, making money. My passion is creating space.” ~ Peter Zumthor
  52. “One of my great memories of John is from when we were having some argument. I was disagreeing and we were calling each other names. We let it settle for a second and then he lowered his glasses and he said: “It’s only me.” And then he put his glasses back on again. To me, that was John. Those were the moments when I actually saw him without the facade, the armor, which I loved as well, like anyone else. It was a beautiful suit of armor. But it was wonderful when he let the visor down and you’d just see the John Lennon that he was frightened to reveal to the world.” ~ Paul McCartney
  53. “Worry is the facade of taking action when prayer really is.” ~ Ann Voskamp
  54. “A hypocrite [is the one who] wants to impress others with an external facade of religious piety that he knows is devoid of internal spiritual substance.” ~ Sam Storms

  55. “How baffling it was that even the most cunning and clever people would frequently see only what they wanted to see, and would rarely look beyond the thinnest of facades. Or they would ignore reality, dismissing it as the facade. And then, when their whole world fell to pieces…they would tear their topknots or rend their clothes and bewail their karma, blaming gods or kami or luck or their lords or husbands or vassals-anything or anyone-but never themselves.” ~ James Clavell
  56. “When you really need help, people will respond. Sincerity means dropping the image facade and showing a willingness to be vulnerable. Tell it the way it is, lumps and all. Don’t worry if your presentation isn’t perfect; ask from your heart. Keep it simple, and people will open up to you.” ~ Jack Canfield
  57. “A soul connection is a resonance between two people who respond to the essential beauty of each other’s individual natures, behind their facades, and who connect on this deeper level.” ~ John Welwood
  58. “The truth has not so much set us free as it has ripped away a carefully constructed facade, leaving us naked to begin again.” ~ Lisa Unger

  59. “Underneath our nice, friendly facades there is great unease. If I were to scratch below the surface of anyone I would find fear, pain, and anxiety running amok. We all have ways to cover them up. We overeat, over-drink, overwork; we watch too much television.” ~ Joko Beck
  60. “Authority, when first detecting chaos at its heels, will entertain the vilest schemes to save its orderly facade.” ~ Alan Moore
  61. “To cover the fact that a central bank is merely a cartel which has been legalized, its proponents had to lay down a thick smokescreen of technical jargon focusing always on how it would supposedly benefit commerce, the public, and the nation… there was not the slightest glimmer that underneath it all, was a master plan which was designed from top to bottom to serve private interests at the expense of the public… the system is merely a cartel with a government facade.” ~ G. Edward Griffin
  62. “I think that you know, Russia is full of themselves. They’ve always been full of themselves. But that’s – it’s more of a facade that they try and show as opposed to anything else.” ~ Nikki Haley

  63. “Most of her participation in the United Nations, which [??] history, as I say, I don’t take too seriously, because I know how that UN operation works, and it is essentially a facade in which the work is done back in Washington and in the capitals involved, and the people up front are just going through the motions.” ~ William A. Rusher
  64. “Underneath that facade, I’m a terrified little sissy, just like everybody else. But I never let it show.” ~ Harry Hay
  65. “We tell our kids that policemen are good and God protects us and our country is noble, and at a certain point – and for some, it comes quite early, five or six years old – we start to realize that it’s all a facade.” ~ Harold Ramis

Facade is a way of behaving or appearing that gives other people a false idea of your true feelings or situation.

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